Black Power on Campus

Black Power on Campus : The University of Illinois, 1965-75

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Joy Ann Williamson charts the evolution of black consciousness on predominately white American campuses during the critical period between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, with the Black student movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign serving as an illuminating microcosm of similar movements across the country. Drawing on student publications of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as interviews with student activists, former administrators, and faculty, Williamson discusses the emergence of Black Power ideology, what constituted "blackness," and notions of self-advancement versus racial solidarity.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 161 x 235.2 x 21.8mm | 476.28g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252028295
  • 9780252028298

Review quote

"A superbly written historical study focusing on one of the most controversial periods in American higher education reform."--Education Review "Offers a rich and complex view of the various ways black students sought to construct their social, political and racial identities, while helping to, in part, reform the University of Illinois for future generations of racially underrepresented students."--History of Education Quarterlyshow more

About Joy Ann Williamson

Joy Ann Williamson, an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Education at the University of Washington.show more

Table of contents

Black youth forcing change; from negro to black - the black students association; the special educational opportunities program; September 1968 - and the launching of a movement; "We hope for nothing, we demand everything"; a lasting influence.show more

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